John Platter Awards - 4 stars
Deep yellow-gold colour. Aromas of apricots, pineapple and pear, with hints of honey and almonds. The flavours unfold delightfully on the palate with a full, rich mouth feel.
Although drinking superbly now, it will continue to develop further in the bottle over the next 5 to 10 years.
95% Chenin Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Blanc
This wine can be paired beautifully with pear and almond tart, with blue cheese and green fig dessert, or simply DOUGHNUTS!
Dedicated vineyard management coincided with the fortuitous development of Botrytis cinerea which results in a high natural sugar and concentrated natural acid levels.
The grapes were lightly crushed and the juice allowed to settle on the lees for 2 days. The juice was then decanted into mainly new French barrels to undergo fermentation. The wine matured for 25 months before a very light fining, filtration and bottling.
Cellar Door Price 100
Date Stars Points (20) *A (3) *N (7) *P (10) Value Posted By
16 Jul 12 20 3 7 10 Bargain Jean Gilmore Not a dessert wine fan-this one changed my mind! Loved it!
*A = Appearance *N = Nose *P = Palate